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Request Materials

You can put items on hold in the catalog and then schedule an appointment to pick up these items at Steenbock or Memorial Library. This pickup appointment does not require a Badger Badge check.


This service is currently limited to items from AMP, Art, Business, College, Geology, iSchool, Law, Memorial, MERIT, Middleton Shelving Facility, Music, Schwerdtfeger, Science Libraries Shelving Facility, Social Work, Steenbock, Verona Shelving Facility, and the Wisconsin Historical Society.

UW-Madison faculty, staff and students have many ways to obtain library materials.

UW-Madison and UW System Materials

To find books, music, videos and more
Start with the Library Catalog to find materials in UW-Madison or UW System libraries.  The Library Catalog also contains links to many online resources. For more information on how to search see Catalog Help.

To find articles
UW-Madison faculty, staff and students may use Article Search to find magazine, newspaper and scholarly articles, both on and off campus. Databases by Subject also lists hundreds of databases which give  access to articles and other online publications.

Already have an item in mind or need more help? See the How to Request links on the right for details.

Questions? Ask a Librarian for assistance.

Materials from Other Libraries

When you’re not able to find or access what you need from UW-Madison or UW System, try another library’s collection. See the How to Request links on the right for more information.

Search UBorrow to find and place requests for books directly from 13 major research libraries. More information on UBorrow.

Interlibrary Loan

Questions? Ask a Librarian for assistance.